Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2014 Mounts Botanical Garden Tropical Fruit Festival

I know this is a late post but better late than never right!?!
The Mounts Botanical Garden tropical fruit festival was June 28th and yes, you got that right...
it was a super uber hot day!!!   

I do have to say, Mounts Botanical Gardens made some changes this year which I think made it flow better.  Like the tropical fruit tasting was right when you walked in.    Luckily I was able to do some sampling this year and they moved people through fairly quickly.  Plus they grouped the vendors, food trucks and the live music together under the shade of large tree canopies.  

The food was amazing especially the guys BBQing.  I had their conch ceviche which is my fav!    Not sure why but it seemed like there were only a handful of vendors this year.   I do hope they did well.    Also it didn't seem as crowed this year, maybe the heat kept people inside?   Not sure the reason but for those of you who didn't get a chance to make it this year, here are some pictures from my adventure at this years Mounts Botanical Gardens Tropical Fruit Festival.

The front parking lot of Mounts Botanical Gardens: the left
picture is facing the gardens & the right picture looks at WPB airport.

Different views of the main lake

Container gardening

Fruits: (from left to right) dwarf pomegranate, sugar apple, dragon fruit & bananas

Butterfly gardens: from top left- stinky marigold, not sure what kind of
white flowering vine, purple salvia with pink allamanda vine & scarlet salvia with pink pentas.

Banana patch

Educational center

Plant, food & craft vendors while listening to great live music.

Lots of color & texture

A serene setting to cool down & contemplate.

The beautiful formal rose garden

Part of the plant collection in the formal rose garden.

Sweeping vistas reflecting a multitude of layers

Sarracenia pitcher plants hanging at the gardens' entrance
Hope you all are enjoying your summer!
Happy Gardening and Best Wishes,

No comments:

Post a Comment